Jan. 6, 2012
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- University of Michigan Olympic sports strength and conditioning coach Mike Favre received the 2012 College Strength Coach of the Year Award on Friday (Jan. 6), announced during the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) conference held this weekend in San Antonio, Texas. Favre is the first U-M strength and conditioning coach to receive this prestigious honor.
"It is a privilege to honor Mike Favre and recognize his achievement," said Boyd Epley, NSCA Founder. "Mike's well-earned award and his contributions shape NSCA into what it is today."
According to the NSCA, Favre earned this special honor in recognition of excellence in his dedication to the strength and conditioning profession. His efforts were determined on behalf of college coaches for the implementation of safe, proven techniques and programs to enhance athletic performance.
"I'm very excited for Mike to receive this incredible award," said Jonathan Jost, Florida State Head Strength Coach and NSCA Board Member. "He's joining the prestigious ranks of other influential award recipients which began over 30 years ago."
Favre is in his third year directing the strength and conditioning efforts for U-M's Olympic Sports. He oversees a staff that includes four full-time employees, three graduate assistants and one professional intern.
Favre joined the Wolverines after spending five-plus years as strength and conditioning coach at the United States Olympic Committee Sports Performance Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was the head strength and conditioning coach for the national Greco-roman wrestling, men's and women's freestyle wrestling squads and select taekwondo and fencing athletes with the USOC. During his tenure he worked with eight Olympic medalists and five World Championship medalists along with the historic 2007 World Champion Greco-Roman Wrestling team.
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